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Playground Safety: Keep Children Safe and Protect Your School

Christine McHugh, Esq., ARM
October 2023

Why Read This

Playgrounds provide fun and an opportunity for discovery, but they require careful planning and preparation. Read this report for guidance on developing a comprehensive safety plan to enhance safety and quality of play for all children.

Key Takeaways

  • Schools must focus on playground safety.
  • Follow U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines, work with the equipment manufacturer and inspectors to properly select and install equipment, and establish maintenance and inspection programs for your school’s playground.
  • Create a response plan to prepare for accidents.

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